Places in Estonia

Estonia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No No
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
Other EU 1 No No
USA Yes No No

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Passports

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.

Visas

Visas are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Estonia of up to three months within a six-month period. Nationals of the USA, Canada and Australia should have evidence of sufficient health and travel insurance and sufficient funds for the duration of stay.

Types and cost

Short-term Schengen visa: €60/£50.

Validity

Schengen visas are valid for three months within a six-month period.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Schengen visas

Estonia is a member of the Schengen area.

Working days

The normal processing time is up to 15 days.

Extension of stay

EU nationals wishing to stay longer than three months must apply for a residence permit; contact the Police and Border Guard (www.politsei.ee) for details. 

Schengen visa holders can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances, such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

Entry with pets

If bringing a pet from another EU country, your animal must have a microchip, rabies vaccination certificate and pet passport. Pets from non-EU countries must have a microchip or tattoo, rabies vaccination certificate and veterinary certificate.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Estonia
Telephone: (6) 674 700. Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-tallinn Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7589 3428/ (020) 7838 5388 (for visas and passports) Website: http://www.estonia.gov.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700 (embassy); Mon, Wed, Fri 1000-1300; Tues, Thurs 1300-1600 (consular section).
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the USA
Telephone: (202) 588 0101. Website: http://www.estemb.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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